What's next for Minneapolis' 3rd Precinct police station
Minneapolis has identified two potential sites for reestablishing the 3rd Police Precinct that was destroyed during the civil unrest sparked by the murder of George Floyd.
Driving the news: The city is considering rebuilding the South Minneapolis police station at its former location at the intersection of Minnehaha Avenue and East Lake Street or on a city-owned lot that's about a half-mile farther north, per a news release sent Wednesday.
Women are underrepresented in Minnesota's statues
Like most places in the U.S., Minnesota's inventory of monuments is male-dominated.
Why it matters: Statues have historically represented our values by putting people on literal pedestals, but the lack of them depicting literal women presents a lopsided and biased view of American history, Axios' Chelsea Brasted reports.
Playground, pickleball court proposed for Pedro Park redesign
A playground, a pickleball court and space for public art could be coming to St. Paul's Pedro Park.
Driving the news: The city released draft renderings Monday showing the planned makeover of the site at 10th St. E and Robert St. N.
These Minnesota license plates were deemed too naughty for the road
Minnesota drivers requested dozens of custom license plates that state officials deemed too raunchy for the road in 2022.
Driving the news: The explicit submissions were among the more than 160 vanity plate applications ultimately denied or rescinded last year, data Minnesota Driver and Vehicle Services provided to Axios.
St. Paul panel recommends property tax hike to pay for preschool for low-income families
A proposal to raise St. Paul property taxes to cover the cost of preschool for kids in low-income families is back in the city council's hands.
Driving the news: An advisory committee presented a report to the council Wednesday recommending the creation of a citywide funding source "dedicated to early learning" for Saint Paul children 5 and under.
Hackers post Minneapolis schools data
The group taking credit for hacking Minneapolis Public Schools has followed through on its promise to post the data online.
What's happening: The hackers, who go by Medusa, have uploaded a 100-gigabyte file that they claim is the data they stole during a February breach, cybersecurity expert Brett Callow tweeted.
Minnesota Renaissance Festival given 10 weeks to address parking and traffic issues or shut down
Scott County is giving the Minnesota Renaissance Festival 10 weeks to come up with a traffic and parking management plan, or else officials will shut down the event.
Context: Traffic to get into last year's festival in Shakopee was often backed up for miles — blocking major area roads and frustrating fairgoers and Scott County residents.
Twin Cities evictions climb post-pandemic
Eviction filings in the Twin Cities continue to exceed pre-pandemic levels, according to data from the Eviction Lab.
Driving the news: Researchers with the Princeton University-based project logged 1,173 filings in the Twin Cities last month, nearly double the historical average of 599.
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